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Grad Student María Lis Baiocchi Wins Feminist Anthropology Prize

Congratulations to GSWS grad student María Lis Baiocchi for winning the Association for Feminist Anthropology's 2019 Sylvia Forman Graduate Prize for her paper “The Bargaining Power of Love: Access to Rights, Affective Capital, and the Political Economy of Feelings in Paid Domestic Work in Buenos Aires, Argentina.”  Read more about it here.

Prof. Maureen Porter Receives Outstanding International Educator Award

Congratulations to Professor Maureen Porter for being awarded as an Outstanding International Educator. Click here to read more.

Mackenzie and Quintanilla Win Horowitz Prize

GSWS congratulates this year’s co-winners of the Tamara Horowitz Graduate Paper Prize:  Caitlyn Mackenzie and Alyssa Quintanilla, both PhD students in Pitt’s English Department. 

Caitlyn Mackenzie

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Kathryn Fleisher Wins UHC Research Fellowship

Kathryn FleisherKathryn Fleisher, who is double majoring in GSWS and Politics & Philosophy, has been selected for a University Honors College Research Fellowship this semester.  Her advisor for the project is Dr. Jackie Smith (Sociology).   Fleisher will study Pittsburgh’s Multicultural Liaison Unit, which was founded in 2017 to improve the Department of Public Safety’s ability to serve immigrant and refugee communities. 

Larissa Brian wins Dissertation Prize

Larissa BrianGSWS congratulates Dr. Larissa Brian, winner of the program’s 2019 Dissertation Prize.


Lynne Layton Internship Award applications open through September 16

The Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program is excited to open the Lynne Layton Internship Award applications for Fall of 2019.  This award offers support for students who are engaged in the study of women, gender, and sexuality, and are interested in working with Pittsburgh non-profit organizations that offer community support and engagement opportunities in the field of GSWS. Internship sites will vary and will be arranged through the GSWS program.

Iris Marion Young Award Nominations open through September 6

Nominations for this year's Iris Marion Young Awards (Staff, Faculty, Graduate, and Undergraduate) are welcome through September 6.  View the Call for Nominations here.

Dr. Julie Beaulieu hailed as "teaching hero"

Congratulations to GSWS lecturer Dr. Julie Beaulieu, who has been featured in PittwireClick here to read the full article, "Teaching heroes: Gender Studies’ Beaulieu encourages diverse views."

Julian Gill-Peterson wins Lambda Literary Awards Prize in Transgender Nonfiction

Julian Gill-Peterson, assistant professor of English and GSWS affiliated faculty member, received top honors in the category of Transgender Nonfiction during the 31st Annual Lambda Literacy Awards in June.

GSWS doctoral certificate students win Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women's Studies for a second year in a row

GSWS doctoral certificate student Hillary Ash from the Department of Communication has been awarded a Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women's Studies 2019 for her dissertation,  Defining a Crisis: the Rhetorical Exclusion of Women in the United States’ AIDS Epidemic, 1982-1993.

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